As a pilot undertaking, farmers in animal husbandry of some areas will probably be introduced underneath this scheme.

Sukhu during budget sessionHimachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presents the State Finances 2023-24 within the Meeting (PTI)

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The Himachal Pradesh authorities Friday introduced ‘Him Ganga’ scheme to advertise milk-based economic system within the state — consistent with its guarantees made within the run-up to the Meeting polls final yr concerning milk buy and incentives to dairy producers.

“Below this scheme, cattle rearers will probably be supplied true cost-based milk worth. Qualitative enchancment will probably be introduced within the system of milk procurement, processing and advertising and marketing. The state authorities will be sure that milk producers are shielded from regional and seasonal worth fluctuations of milk and its merchandise, particularly poorer sections, in order that they get truthful costs for his or her merchandise,” mentioned Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu whereas presenting his maiden price range.

The scheme has been allotted Rs 500 crore from the general outlay. As a pilot undertaking, farmers in animal husbandry of some areas will probably be introduced underneath this scheme. On the idea of outcomes, the scheme will probably be replicated in different areas.

To extend revenue of milk farmers, milk producer cooperative societies will probably be shaped as per want. Efficient advertising and marketing of milk and its merchandise will probably be ensured by way of these cooperative societies.

To additional make the scheme a hit, milk processing crops will probably be arrange and the present crops will probably be upgraded, the CM mentioned. For this, all essential infrastructure and provide chains will probably be established in a phased method.

The federal government will probably be upgrading veterinary providers and will probably be beginning 44 cellular vet vans in 2023-24.

To spice up this scheme, the CM introduced ‘milk cess’ of Rs 10 per bottle on liquor bought within the state, which can fetch Rs 100 crore yearly.

This levy will probably be used to hike revenue of milk producers by way of elevated milk manufacturing.

Earlier, through the tenure of the BJP authorities led by Jai Ram Thakur, a cess of Rs 1 on sale per bottle of liquor was levied for the upkeep of Cow Sanctuaries and Gau Sadans.

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